Mind and Life Visiting Scholars and Residential Research Workshop Programs Up and Running

Visiting Scholars ProgramProposals to study interoceptive awareness and contemplative practice, neurodynamic models of consciousness and self, secular ethics, and more… Mind and Life has received a number of interesting applications and project proposals for its new Visiting Scholars and Residential Research Workshop programs. These programs allow members of the Mind and Life global community to pursue contemplative scholarship and research, or organize collaborative workshops, while interfacing closely with our in-house academic staff.

Plans to map the mind, study addiction, and mobilize global community

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Mind and Life Receives $3 Million to fund new strategic vision

3-mil-featured-blogInstitute Will Use Funds to Map the Mind, Study Addiction, and Mobilize Global Community PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jacqui DeFelice, Director of Operations and Advancement // (413) 387-0710 Hadley, MA (July 19, 2012) – The Mind & Life Institute, a nonprofit organization founded by the Dalai Lama, neuroscientist Francisco Varela, and entrepreneur Adam Engle in […]

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Dialogues between modern science and contemplative traditions

home-hhdl-640x300Cross cultural examination of themes ranging from education to neuroscience and biology

ML XX – Day 2

Session 3 “What are the recent most important findings from economic research which help us to understand how cooperation, how decision-making and prosocial behavior work?” This is how Gert Scobel of 3sat opened the introduction to Session 3 on Day 2. Lord Richard Layard of the London School of Economics, after discussing different situations where […]

ML XX – Day 1

After watching a great first day, I have taken some notes to share with the rest of you out there – enjoy! Session 1 Introductory remarks by Adam Engle, CEO and co-founder of the Mind & Life Institute, kicked off ML XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economics Systems. Rektor Andreas Fischer – the President of […]

ML XX: Ready for Day 1

After an intense day of discussion, the participants of Mind & Life XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems are ready for the opening of the conference tomorrow.  After so many months of preparation, the day has come to share with His Holiness and the audience the research and ideas that have been percolating.  We […]

Mind & Life XX – Live from Switzerland

Hey all,  I know it’s been a long time, but ML XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economics begins tomorrow here in Zurich, Switzerland.  All the participants have arrived.  Some are Mind and Life veterans, including Richie Davidson, Matthieu Ricard, Roshi Joan Halifax and John Dunne; others are all new to our dialogues – Joan Silk, […]